Category Things I love

I’m in Berlin!

Meetings in Munich next week are a great excuse for a weekend in Berlin. My early-morning flight out of London was massively delayed so I spent most of the day in the airport instead of Germany, but did get here in time for what mattered most: dinner with Grit, Nikolas, and Quynh-Nhu! The four of […]

Family and food in Stanley, Idaho

This “destination wedding” was high in the mountains, a good three hours’ drive from Boise.  The nearest town was Stanley, population 63, known for having the coldest average temperature in the lower 48 states. Our hotel was, appropriately, made of logs and surrounded by giant trucks. As we checked in on Friday afternoon, we asked […]

Tuxedo

I don’t always wear black tie to work events… but when I do I aim to win.

I am literally sleeping in a castle

This morning one of the business teams I support converged on Paris from all of our various locations (London, Munich, Milan, Luxembourg), climbed into a chartered shuttle bus, and plunged deep into the French countryside where we’ll spend the next three days sequestered in the Chateau de Bellinglise. It’s not exactly Versailles, but it’s a […]

Felicitations les bleus!

What to do on the day France competes for the World Cup championship and the match doesn’t start until 5pm? Start with a perfect brunch with friends at the hippest new concept restaurant. It’s called B.O.U.L.O.M. (stands for “boulangerie ou l’on mange”) and, we’ll, here’s how it works: You get there early to wait in […]

Bastille Day!

First priority: breakfast! Second priority: Parade! We left early to find a spot to see the famous military parade that has been a tradition since the 19th century. The planes came first, zooming overhead… … then the silent marching troops… … followed by singing marching troops… … then troops in white hoodies and bakers caps […]

We’re in Paris!

Sun! Bastille Day!! The World Cup!!! It’s basically the perfect weekend to be in Paris. Plus, I have to be here for work this week, so we booked a flat in the lovely Montorgeuil neighbourhood and have been loving every minute.